Stories tagged with: brush fire

October 17, 2010 - 6:24pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

The Harrison Township Fire Department says a late Sunday afternoon brush fire was brought on by an unattended burn barrel.

Local crews were called to a piece of private property just off State Route 555 in Brush Creek Township around 4:30 p.m. There were no nearby houses.

"It's just people not thinking. They just think it's out. Well, it's not out. Just cause the flames are gone doesn't mean the fire is out. There's still coals there, and as tender as that field is, it can...

April 1, 2010 - 8:33pm
5 years 34 weeks ago

Almost every fire department in Muskingum county responded to a massive brush fire in Philo shortly after 6 :15 Thursday evening.

The wind was not on their side as firefighters worked quickly to put out a brush fire that burned across a field and into the surrounding woods. Barely missing a diesel fuel tank.

"Well what had happened, we are not sure how the fire started, but it appears the gas line fueled it and of course the wind helped spread it," says...

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